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Job Opportunity: Business Development Professional for Airborne Remote Sensing

Business Development Professional for Airborne Remote Sensing

At Leading Edge Geomatics (LEG), our mission is to provide next generation service and technology solutions in the geomatics industry.  LEG has grown to be one of the top providers of digital aerial photography and LiDAR throughout Canada and the Northeastern United States. We are currently seeking a Business Development for Airborne Remote Sensing to join our growing team. Reporting to the Vice President of Sales, the overall goal of this position is to develop new revenue generating opportunities with new and existing clients in accordance with the company’s business plan.   Working closely with all LEG departments, this is a full-time permanent position.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the preparation and delivery of proposals, as well as responses to RFPs and RFQs
  • Monitor public tendering websites on a regular basis to identify sales opportunities
  • Participate in the marketing, planning, and technical development of products and services
  • Provide regular updates and management of clients, opportunities with the company’s the CRM Database
  • Interact and collaborate with the planning team and technical staff on a regular basis
  • Respond to client requests and maintain client relations
  • Aid in the preparation and delivery of presentations
  • Prepare and execute sales tasks in alignment with sales strategy, proposals, preparation and delivery to effect sales
  • Develop and maintain business relations within the marketplace in the name of the Company
  • Attend relevant industry events such as conferences, trade shows, client meetings and forums as required
  • Additional duties as required 

Essential Qualifications:

Must have successfully completed a program in remote sensing or GIS from a recognized post-secondary institution or have several years’ experience in the industry. Strong computer skills and a strong working knowledge of remote sensing applications, equipment, workflow, software, products, and deliverables. Experience in sales or account management an asset. Additional requirements include:

  • Strong computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, technical writing abilities
  • Excellent customer service, time management, and project organization skills
  • Effective problem solving and decision making skills
  • Experience negotiating contracts and business agreements
  • Highly motivated with a strong work ethic and a commitment to continuous quality improvement
  • Demonstrate initiative and the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Maintain a helpful and positive approach to all client and colleague interactions
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract

To learn more or apply to this position, please email your cover letter and resume in PDF format to hr@legeo.ca. LEG thanks all applicants, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

 

Job Opportunity: Controller

Controller

At Leading Edge Geomatics (LEG), our mission is to provide next generation service and technology solutions in the geomatics industry.  LEG has grown to be one of the top providers of digital aerial photography and LiDAR throughout Canada and the Northeastern United States. We are currently seeking a Finance and Administration Manager to join our growing team. Reporting to the General Manager, the overall goal of this position is to contribute to the ongoing success of LEG by overseeing the financial and administrative aspects of the company. This position will support all departments of the company in regards to financial and administrative requirements.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure the day-to-day business operations of LEG are effectively and cost-efficiently implemented in a manner consistent with the Strategic Plan, approved Business Plans, and Budgets
  • Ensure that all financial and non-financial reporting requirements are met on a timely, regular basis and in accordance with Canadian Generally Accepted Accounting Standards
  • Manage and coordinate the development of external financial statements for annual external audit
  • Oversee cash, investment and asset management, coordinate LEG’s banking relationships, and manage financing activities as required
  • Work collaboratively with department managers to meet quarterly goals and budgets through efficient management, mentoring and coaching
  • Ensure the long term financial viability of LEG through appropriate planning, risk assessment, development of appropriate controls or policy, and evaluation of programs
  • Develop and maintain monthly, quarterly and annual financial reports
  • Supervise and support the Office Manager
  • Additional duties as required

Essential Qualifications:

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, with a minimum of 7 to 10 years of related experience in management, accounting, or other administrative area. A Master’s of Business Administration (MBA), professional accounting designation (CPA, CGA, or CMA), and CHRP designation are considered assets. A combination of education and experience equivalent to the above listed requirements may be considered. Additional Requirements include:

  • Extensive knowledge of tax, investment management and financial reporting
  • Strong communication skills including demonstrated ability to persuade, influence and build consensus
  • Demonstrated ability to think, act and speak strategically
  • Strong negotiation, problem solving and decision making skills
  • Strong computer skills; proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including technical writing abilities
  • Excellent time management, and project organization skills
  • Highly motivated with a strong work ethic and a commitment to continuous quality improvement; demonstrate initiative and the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Maintain a helpful and positive approach to all client and colleague interactions

To learn more or apply to this position, please email your cover letter and resume in PDF format to hr@legeo.ca. LEG thanks all applicants, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Job Opportunity: Utility Market Account Manger

Utility Market Account Manger

At Leading Edge Geomatics (LEG), our mission is to provide next generation service and technology solutions in the geomatics industry.  LEG has grown to be one of the top providers of digital aerial photography and LiDAR throughout Canada and the Northeastern United States. We are currently seeking a Utility Market Account Manager to join our growing team. Reporting to the Vice President of Corporate Development, this position involves contributing to business development, sales, operations, project management, and delivery of LEG’s utility focused products and services.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop yearly Account Plans which details product and solution objectives, sales goals, team updates etc.
  • Initiate, manage and maintain client relations and accounts
  • Provide technical support and guidance to customers, leveraging support of the Utility Product Manager
  • Work with Sales to establish pricing strategy for proposals and projects
  • Engage with Utility industry professionals at industry events
  • Develop and manage strategic and channel partners
  • Collaborate with Delivery Manager and Line Managers to ensure that provided customer deliverables are consistent with the contract requirements
  • Ongoing development and optimization of LEG Utility Services & Solutions to enhance value proposition
  • Provide technical and process assistance to other LEG departments to alleviate backlogs as necessary
  • Researching new remote sensing and GIS/GPS technologies and service providers
  • Participate in training in data processing as required

Essential Qualifications:

Must have successfully completed a post-secondary program, applicable to the Utility industry, through a recognized post-secondary institution. A strong working knowledge of remote sensing applications, equipment, workflow, software, products, and deliverables. Additional requirements include:

  • Strong computer skills, with emphasis on GIS tools and PLS-CADD
  • A solid understanding of the operations of transmission and distribution network operations
  • Thorough understanding of statistics
  • Highly motivated with a strong work ethic and a commitment to continuous quality improvement
  • Demonstrate initiative and the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, technical writing abilities
  • Excellent customer service, time management, and project organization skills
  • Maintain a helpful and positive approach to all client and colleague interactions
  • Existing relationships and contacts in the utility market
  • Experience negotiating contracts and business agreements
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driver’s abstract

Working Conditions:

  • Full time position, 40 hours per week, occasional overtime required
  • Frequent overnight travel required

Compensation:

  • Commensurate with experience
  • Paid vacation, personal, and sick time
  • Company benefits package

To learn more or apply to this position, please email your cover letter and resume in PDF format to hr@legeo.ca. LEG thanks all applicants, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Job Opportunity: Junior Remote Sensing and LiDAR Analyst

At Leading Edge Geomatics (LEG), our mission is to provide next generation service and technology solutions in the geomatics industry.  LEG has grown to be one of the top providers of digital aerial photography and LiDAR throughout Canada and the Northeastern United States. As a result of our expanding product offerings, we are seeking a Junior Remote Sening and LiDAR  Analyst to join our positioning and production team.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assist in the efficient cataloguing, organizing and storage all current survey data
  • Process trajectories of the highest levels of accuracy and integrity to meet project specifications
  • Provide assistance to the survey section in high survey season as needed
  • Assist with flight planning as needed
  • Provide Production Team with well-organized and standard format data sets
  • Making process improvement suggestions and contributing to best practice documents
  • Regularly researching new remote sensing and GIS/GPS technologies and service providers

Essential Qualifications:

Successful completion of a post-secondary degree program remote sensing and/or GIS. Strong computer skills and a valid driver’s license are also required. Experience with trajectory processing is considered an asset.

The ideal candidate is a highly-motivated, innovative thinker with the ability to lead others and work in a team. Additional attributes include:

 

  • Very strong data management and organization skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Thorough working knowledge of computer database systems and data security requirements.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A continuous learner and self-starter with excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to project manage, and work with others

 

To learn more or apply to this position, please email your cover letter and resume in PDF format to hr@legeo.ca. LEG thanks all applicants, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Job Opportunity: LiDAR Data Processing Analyst, Terrasolid TerraMatch Consultant/Contractor

At Leading Edge Geomatics (LEG), our mission is to provide next generation service and technology solutions in the geomatics industry.  LEG has grown to be one of the top providers of digital aerial photography and LiDAR throughout Canada and the Northeastern United States. As a result of our expanding product offerings, we are seeking a LiDAR Data Processing Analyst proficient in Terrasolid, specifically TerraMatch and TerraScan, with experience working on large projects and datasets to work as a consultant/contractor with our positioning and production team.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Define, create and setup Terrasolid Projects from scratch
  • Import all LAS data, trajectories and reference data
  • Generate tile structure based on project requirements
  • Process, filter and classify LiDAR as required in TerraScan
  • Run TerraMatch on all resultant data.
  • Assemble and deliver final adjusted data to production
  • Making process improvement suggestions and contributing to best practice documents
  • Regularly researching new remote sensing and GIS/GPS technologies and service providers

Essential Qualifications:

Successful completion of a post-secondary degree program remote sensing and/or GIS. Experience with trajectory processing is considered an asset. Must be highly proficient in TerraMatch, TerraScan, and related Terrasolid products.

The ideal candidate is a highly-motivated, innovative thinker with the ability to lead others and work in a team. Additional attributes include:

  • Proficient in Terrasolid TerraMatch
  • Very strong data management and organization skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Thorough working knowledge of computer database systems and data security requirements.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • A continuous learner and self-starter with excellent problem solving skills
  • Ability to project manage, and work with others

To learn more or apply to this position, please email your cover letter and resume in PDF format to hr@legeo.ca. LEG thanks all applicants, however only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

March 29/30: LEG and MCFT offering Introduction to LiDAR Based Enhanced Forest Inventory (EFI), Terrain and Surface Products for Forest Professionals

The Maritime College of Forest Technology’s, Department of Continuing Education is pleased to offer Introduction to LiDAR Based Enhanced Forest Inventory (EFI), Terrain and Surface
Products for Forest Professionals with Riley Côté-DeMerchant as instructor. The dates are March 29 and 30, 2017 beginning at 8:30 AM each day. The course will be held in room 230 of the Maritime College of Forest Technology, Fredericton, New Brunswick. Specific course details including an instructor profile, application form, and tuition costs can be found at http://mcft.ca/en/continuing-education/upcoming-courses 

As LiDAR accessibility continues to increase, more industries are adopting the technology and discovering its practical and cost-saving applications. Resource industries including forestry, mining, and energy, are using LiDAR to increase efficiencies and lower operational costs. These industries are continuously discovering new ways to manipulate and apply data to better their operations, such as discovering watercourses and previously undetected structures and growth patterns.

Much like the GIS, LiDAR has the potential to revolutionize the forest industry. The availability of LiDAR derived Enhanced Forest Inventories has recently become more common and available
across many land bases in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, presenting forest professionals with an unprecedented amount of relevant data. The available information ranges from basic tree height, to more complex and detailed inventory attributes such as diameter distribution of stems throughout a stand. Further, EFI provides highly detailed information on the ground, including elevation data, percent slope and, and accurate hydrographic information.

Through hands on demonstrations of software, this course will introduce students to the basics of LiDAR; what it is, how it works, and why it is an economical choice for data collection and analysis. An overview of LiDAR equipment, and discussion of predicted upcoming LiDAR advances, applications and trends will also take place. Riley will also provide insight into the cost-savings that Leading Edge Geomatics (LEG)’s LiDAR products and services provides. You will find out exactly how LiDAR technology can:
-Lower operational costs
-Identify high value wood products
-Analyze variation in forest growth and performance
-Increase safety
-Reduce negative environmental impacts
-Improve change detection
-Account for within stand variability across the landbase

If you have any questions or wish to reserve a seat on this or any other course, please call MCFT at 506-458-0649.

Leading Edge Geomatics receives funding through the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative to develop better mapping technologies

May 26, 2016 – Ottawa – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Leading Edge Geomatics will be able to develop new and advanced airborne mapping technology thanks to a repayable government contribution of $486,471, which was announced today by Matt DeCourcey, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

The company, based in Fredericton, New Brunswick, will research and develop a new product to help standardize industry technology. Currently, airborne geomatics companies across the sector—companies that map geographic information—use different equipment. The various mapping technologies have varying capabilities and analyze data in different ways. Leading Edge will develop a product to standardize and integrate these different technologies, which will improve the accuracy of mapping data and the sector’s capabilities for analyzing geomatics information.

The investment is being made through the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI), which supports companies in leading-edge research and development to help improve competitiveness and promote collaboration.

Quotes

“Through investments in research like this, we are committed to ensuring that our aerospace and defence industry remains a world leader. We are proud to support companies like Leading Edge Geomatics that are developing products and services that will drive innovation for years to come.”
– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

“The support of the SADI program has enabled us to accelerate the design and commercialization of an innovative set of proprietary aerial survey sensor components that will improve our remote sensing operations and be a catalyst for us to grow our export sales.”
– Bill Kidman, President and Chief Technical Officer, Leading Edge Geomatics

Quick facts

• SADI investments enhance the competitiveness of the Canadian aerospace and defence sector and enable Canadian aerospace and defence companies to accelerate innovation and collaborate with post-secondary and research institutions.
• Atlantic Canada’s aerospace and defence industry includes over 200 companies that employ more than 10,000 people and account for $1 billion in annual revenues.
• This repayable contribution marks the first SADI investment in a New Brunswick–based company and second in Atlantic Canada.
• Founded in 2008, Leading Edge Geomatics provides aerial survey and geomatics services across North America. The company’s airborne imagery helps organizations map, monitor and manage their assets.

May 26, 2016 – Ottawa – Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Leading Edge Geomatics will be able to develop new and advanced airborne mapping technology thanks to a repayable government contribution of $486,471, which was announced today by Matt DeCourcey, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development.

The company, based in Fredericton, New Brunswick, will research and develop a new product to help standardize industry technology. Currently, airborne geomatics companies across the sector—companies that map geographic information—use different equipment. The various mapping technologies have varying capabilities and analyze data in different ways. Leading Edge will develop a product to standardize and integrate these different technologies, which will improve the accuracy of mapping data and the sector’s capabilities for analyzing geomatics information.

The investment is being made through the Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative (SADI), which supports companies in leading-edge research and development to help improve competitiveness and promote collaboration.

Quotes

“Through investments in research like this, we are committed to ensuring that our aerospace and defence industry remains a world leader. We are proud to support companies like Leading Edge Geomatics that are developing products and services that will drive innovation for years to come.”
– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development

“The support of the SADI program has enabled us to accelerate the design and commercialization of an innovative set of proprietary aerial survey sensor components that will improve our remote sensing operations and be a catalyst for us to grow our export sales.”
– Bill Kidman, President and Chief Technical Officer, Leading Edge Geomatics

Quick facts

• SADI investments enhance the competitiveness of the Canadian aerospace and defence sector and enable Canadian aerospace and defence companies to accelerate innovation and collaborate with post-secondary and research institutions.
• Atlantic Canada’s aerospace and defence industry includes over 200 companies that employ more than 10,000 people and account for $1 billion in annual revenues.
• This repayable contribution marks the first SADI investment in a New Brunswick–based company and second in Atlantic Canada.
• Founded in 2008, Leading Edge Geomatics provides aerial survey and geomatics services across North America. The company’s airborne imagery helps organizations map, monitor and manage their assets.

Associated links

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Industrial Technologies Office
Strategic Aerospace and Defence Initiative

Leading Edge Geomatics and Aethon Aerial Solutions partner to deliver next generation LiDAR solutions to Utility and forestry industry

Leading Edge Geomatics, leaders in airborne imagery and LiDAR acquisition for forest inventory mapping, environmental monitoring and the managing of power line assets, announced today that it has reached an agreement to become a partner in the Aethon Affiliate Network.

This partnership brings together the technical expertise of Aethon in the development of state of the art autonomous and semi autonomous Aerial Acquisition Systems with the operational excellence and experience of Leading Edge Geomatics.

In announcing the agreement, Bruce Hogan, VP Sales, stated: “By deploying the next generation of airborne LiDAR systems developed by Aethon, Leading Edge Geomatics will offer its clients a next generation service offering. The capability of the new Aethon system will offer electric utilities the capability to inspect poles, monitor vegetation and manage rights of ways while capturing 3D geospatial intelligence for stress analysis, predictive trending and compliance reporting. This is a capability critical to enabling utility customers to strategically manage the long-term health of their infrastructure.”

As a result of the strategic agreement, Leading Edge Geomatics and Aethon Aerial Solutions will form a Joint Venture company based in British Columbia, which will provide access to the west coast market for Leading Edge’s unique forestry and Utility product offerings. “This type of relationship, which will improve access to the west coast market, is key to our export and growth strategy,” stated Mike Oliver, VP of Corporate Development
About Leading Edge Technologies
Leading Edge Technologies deploys the latest 3D sensor and optic technology to acquire aerial imagery for use in infrastructure asset management applications. The company has mapped over 190,000 km of assets in the past five years, and currently owns a fleet of five aircraft, four LiDAR systems, and multiple digital aerial camera systems.
About Aethon Aerial Solutions
Aethon – Aerial Solutions, as part of Aethon holdings, brings together a seasoned team of industry experts with over 100 years of collective experience in airborne LiDAR and remote sensing for commercial industrial and defence applications. By investing in technology and partnering with groups like Leading Edge and others, Aethon Holdings is creating a level of expertise in airborne remote sensing, field operations proficiency, and 3D data analytics for airborne remote sensing, and UAV based inspection that will be unmatched in North America.

LiDAR News: High-Resolution LiDAR Topography and Bathymetry data for Puerto Rico

Originally Published on LiDAR News website. See original publication Dewberry selected to produce high-resolution LiDAR data for Puerto Rico

Firm to produce nearly 4,000 square miles of topographic and bathymetric lidar data for USGS, NOAA, and Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, was selected by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to collect and process topographic lidar data of Puerto Rico and the islands of Culebra, Vieques, and Isla de Mona.

Falling under the USGS’ Geospatial Product and Services Contract and co-funded by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the data will be used to produce a high-resolution digital elevation model portraying the topography and bathymetry of Puerto Rico and its surrounding islands. The data will provide improved elevation products to support important flood control, emergency management, and natural resource planning activities.

Dewberry will produce more than 3,400 square miles of topographic lidar data for this study and selected Leading Edge Geomatics to perform data acquisition using its Riegl Q680i and Q780 sensors. Dewberry will also process more than 500 square miles of existing topobathymetric lidar data collected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) National Geodetic Survey Remote Sensing Division using a Riegl 820G sensor.

“The nearly 4,000 square miles of lidar data we will process contain a variety of geographical challenges that we are uniquely prepared to meet,” said Dewberry Director of Remote Sensing Amar Nayegandhi. “Our professionals have a deep understanding of USGS lidar specifications and a familiarity with the landscape that stems from more than a decade of project work in Puerto Rico. Our more recent experience mapping the East Coast of the U.S. and the state of Alaska has equipped us with the practical knowledge necessary to help make this endeavor a success.”

Dewberry recently produced a high-resolution land cover map of Puerto Rico for NOAA’s Office of Coastal Management’s Coastal Change Analysis Program. The firm has supported projects in Puerto Rico for the Federal Emergency Management Agency since 2006, creating inflow hydrographs, sea level rise studies, mitigation plans, and GIS maps.

About Dewberry

Dewberry is a leading, market-facing firm with a proven history of providing professional services to a wide variety of public- and private-sector clients. Recognized for combining unsurpassed commitment to client service with deep subject matter expertise, Dewberry is dedicated to solving clients’ most complex challenges and transforming their communities. Established in 1956, Dewberry is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, with more than 40 locations and 2,000+ professionals nationwide. To learn more, visit www.dewberry.com.